News tagged with marine reserve

Overfishing leaves swaths of Mediterranean barren

Centuries of overexploitation of fish and other marine resources — as well as invasion of fish from the Red Sea — have turned some formerly healthy ecosystems of the Mediterranean Sea into barren places, an unprecedented ...

Mar 01, 2012
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Marine reserves mend food chains, link by link

(PhysOrg.com) -- Conservation managers need to take a long-term view when assessing the value of marine protected areas, according to a paper in today’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the ...

Feb 23, 2010
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Marine reserves hit the spotlight in PNAS special issue

Marine reserves are known to be effective conservation tools when they are placed and designed properly. This week, a special issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) is dedicated to the latest ...

Feb 22, 2010
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Corals stay close to home

The thought of coral reefs tends to conjure up images of tropical vacations, complete with snorkeling among tropical fish in crystal clear waters.

Jun 26, 2009
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Decade of benefits for the Great Barrier Reef

With this week marking the tenth anniversary of the rezoning of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, prominent marine scientists from around the world have gathered in Canberra to discuss its successes - both expected and ...

Jul 03, 2014
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Pacific's Palau looks at commercial fishing ban

Palau's president has proposed banning all commercial fishing in the Pacific nation's waters to create one of the world's largest marine reserves, covering an area roughly the size of France.

Mar 15, 2013
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